SERGEANT CARLY L. (PARIS) MEDINA
BADGE 8419, ID 7320
SDPD 10/24/2014 - 08/10/2021
11/27/1990 - 08/10/2021
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San Diego police officer memorialized,
posthumously promoted to sergeant

Carly Medina, 30, died “unexpectedly” Aug. 10 “after medical complications,” according to an online obituary. She was hired as a police recruit in 2014, and was most recently an acting sergeant assigned to the department’s Northeastern Division.

By City News Service
Aug. 26, 2021 4:16 PM PT
EL CAJON —

A San Diego police officer who died earlier this month was posthumously promoted to sergeant today, as loved ones and fellow officers paid tribute during a memorial service.

Carly Medina, 30, died “unexpectedly” Aug. 10 “after medical complications,” according to an online obituary.

She was hired as a police recruit in 2014, and was most recently an acting sergeant assigned to the Police Department’s Northeastern Division.

During a memorial service held at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said Medina was well on her way to earning a sergeant post, so he promoted her “effective immediately” at Thursday’s service.

“Carly, rest in peace,’' Nisleit said. “You’ve done a great job, we’ll take it from here.”

Nisleit and others at the service described Medina as a kind, caring and strong-willed person, who grew up on a farm in Illinois and loved animals.

She is survived by her husband, Rogelio “Roy” Medina, who is a San Diego police officer, and her parents, John and Laurie Whittemore.

Roy Medina said during the service that his wife “showed me that life was grand.” He said the six years they spent together was “the most glorious time of my life.”

Nisleit said it had been an “extremely difficult year” as Medina’s is the fourth San Diego police officer death in 2021.

In February, Officer David M.Sisto Jr., 39, went into medical distress while responding to a call, and later died at a hospital.

In June, married Detectives Ryan Park, 32, and Jamie Huntley-Park, 33, were killed in a freeway crash in San Ysidro, when a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into their car.
Wife of Officer Roy Medina
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